Oecomys mamorae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oecomys mamorae (Thomas, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Mamore Arboreal Rice Rat
Oryzomys mamorae Thomas, 1906
Taxonomic Notes: The genus needs taxonomic revision - this species could be a subspecies. Although the the genus Oecomys occurs in Argentina, the presence of O. mamorae is not confirmed; the isolated populations found in Paraguay should be reviewed.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-02-01
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Bernal, N., Pardinas, U. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Patterson, B. & Vargas, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread through much of Bolivia, northern Paraguay, and west central Brazil (Musser and Carleton 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 200 to 2,100 m.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):2100
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Population [top]

Population:It is often common (Emmons and Feer 1997).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This mouse is arboreal, solitary and has nocturnal activity. It is found in mature and secondary rainforest, dry forest, savannah, scrub, gardens and plantations. It feeds on fruit and green seeds and uses all levels of the forest, including occasionally the ground. It is most numerous in dense viny vegetation. It nests in tree holes, in dense masses of vines or epiphytes, and among palm leaves. It often invades houses in the forest and seems particularly fond of thatched roofs (Emmons and Feer 1997).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Bernal, N., Pardinas, U. & Teta, P. 2016. Oecomys mamorae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15135A22369556. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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